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Lincoln County Water District
181 Main Street, Suite 115
P.O. Box 206
Pioche, NV 89043
(775)962-5164

MINUTES - LINCOLN COUNTY WATER DISTRICT (LCWD)
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16, 2011 10:00 AM
COMMISSION CHAMBERS, LINCOLN COUNTY COURTHOUSE, PIOCHE, NV

March 16, 2011

Action may be taken on items denoted with an asterisk*.

1. * Call to order, open meeting compliance, roll call, prayer and pledge of allegiance.

Meeting called to order at 10:46 a.m. Present: George T. Rowe, Anthony P. Donohue, Kevin J. Phillips, Wade Poulsen-General Manager, Dylan Frehner-Legal Counsel, and Shannon Simpson-Administrative Assistant. Absent: E. Edwin Higbee, Jr., Paul H. Mathews. Prayer: Paul Donohue. Pledge: Tommy Rowe.

2. * Discussion/Action: Approve/Modify minutes from February 16, 2011, meeting.

Motion by G. Tommy Rowe to approve the February 16, 2011, meeting minutes, 2nd by Paul Donohue, motion passes unanimously.

3. * Discussion/Action: Approval of vouchers paid on check dates March 7, 2011, and March 21, 2011.

Motion by Paul Donohue to approve the payment of vouchers for check dates March 7, 2011, and March 21, 2011, 2nd by G. Tommy Rowe, motion passes unanimously.

4. Discussion: Board and Staff member reports.

Wade:

Dylan:

5. * Discussion/Action: Pay increase for Shannon Simpson based upon six-month review.

Tommy suggested to wait until after budget hearings are completed for the 2011-2012 budget year, and then come up with something after that and make it retroactive. Wade explained that we do currently have the funds in the budget and this increase will have no affect on the budget.

Motion by Paul Donohue to approve 3% pay increase for Shannon Simpson effective March 1, 2011, 2nd by Kevin Phillips, motion passes unanimously.

6. Vidler Update. Don Pattalock:

7. * Discussion/Action: Inter-local agreement between Lincoln County Water District (LCWD) and Lincoln County for LCWD staff to represent Lincoln County on water related issues.

8. * Discussion/Action: Stipulation to stay legal proceedings for 60 days pending negotiations between the parties in Case No: CV-0209011 and CV-1250010, which cases involve the annexation of property in the Lincoln County Land Act by the City of Mesquite.

Motion by G. Tommy Rowe to stay legal proceedings for 60 days with no legislative remedies, 2nd by Kevin Phillips, motion carries 2-0, Paul Donohue opposed.

Dylan will make the changes to the stipulation language regarding no legislative remedies and send it to the City of Mesquite.

9. * Discussion/Action: Agreement between LCWD/Vidler Water Co. and Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA) to resolve issues in Dry Lake Valley (Basin 181) that are a result of the Nevada Supreme Court decision in the Great Basin Water Network vs. State Engineer.

Motion by Paul Donohue to approve this agreement between LCWD/Vidler Water Co. and Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA) to resolve issues in Dry Lake Valley (Basin 181) that are a result of the Nevada Supreme Court decision in the Great Basin Water Network vs. State Engineer, 2nd by G. Tommy Rowe, motion passes unanimously.

10. * Discussion/Action: LCWD’s response and/or action, if any, to Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) denial of reimbursement of Lincoln County Land Act (LCLA) cost recovery funds in the amount of $331,267.45.

Motion by Paul Donohue for Kevin Phillips (on behalf of LCWD) to call and organize meeting between the BLM State Director and Rosemary Thomas to discuss denial of reimbursement of LCLA cost recovery funds in the amount of $331,267.45, 2nd by G. Tommy Rowe, motion passes unanimously.

11. Public Comment and Discussion.

12. * Adjourn. Meeting adjourned at 11:50 a.m.

Motion by G. Tommy Rowe to adjourn, 2nd Paul Donohue, motion passes unanimously.

 

Submitted for approval by:
Shannon Simpson, LCWD Administrative Assistant     /s/ Shannon M. Simpson

Approved by:      /s/ E. Edwin Higbee Jr.

Date: April 13, 2011

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